Today's Promise

Rescue from Temptation

Today's Promise - July 5

Dr. Bill Bright


"So also the Lord can rescue you and me from the temptations that surround us, and continue to punish the ungodly until the day of final judgement comes" (2 Peter 2:9).

Charles G. Finney was one of America's most outstanding evangelists. One day while he was still a young lawyer, he sat in his village law office in the state of New York. It was early in the day, and the Lord began to deal with him.

"Finney," an inner voice asked, "what are you going to do when you finish your course?"
"Put out a shingle and practice law."
"Then what?" the voice persisted.
"Get rich."
"Then what?"
"Retire."
"Then what?"
"Die."
"Then what?"
This time the words came tremblingly, "The judgement."

Young Finney ran for the woods half a mile away. As he prayed, he vowed that he would not leave until he had made his peace with God. After a long struggle, he discovered that he could not resist God's call, and he came out of the woods that evening with the high purpose of living the remainder of his life to the glory of God, enjoying Him forever.

Like that great preacher and evangelist you and I can be rescued from the temptations of the world so that we will not resist any clear call from God.



This is especially true of those who follow the corrupt desire of the flesh and despise authority.

Bold and arrogant, they are not afraid to heap abuse on celestial beings; 11 yet even angels, although they are stronger and more powerful, do not heap abuse on such beings when bringing judgment on them from the Lord. 12 But these people blaspheme in matters they do not understand. They are like unreasoning animals, creatures of instinct, born only to be caught and destroyed, and like animals they too will perish.

13 They will be paid back with harm for the harm they have done. Their idea of pleasure is to carouse in broad daylight. They are blots and blemishes, reveling in their pleasures while they feast with you. 14 With eyes full of adultery, they never stop sinning; they seduce the unstable; they are experts in greed—an accursed brood! 15 They have left the straight way and wandered off to follow the way of Balaam son of Bezer, who loved the wages of wickedness. 16 But he was rebuked for his wrongdoing by a donkey—an animal without speech—who spoke with a human voice and restrained the prophet’s madness.

17 These people are springs without water and mists driven by a storm. Blackest darkness is reserved for them.


Today's Action Point

When the world tries to squeeze me into its mold, I'll not resist the clear call from our Lord Jesus Christ to follow Him.

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